Does anyone keep banana spiders

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i have heard that these spiders can grow to a 5 inch legspan. Does anyone keep these spiders, and does anyone know where i can buy a few. thanks

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dont you need like a gigantic screen cage,or a screened in patio to accomodate the huge web??
 

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Those are amazing spiders. I used to have one... brought it back from florida. You deffinitely need a very large enclosure for them, considering the web. But my god are they beautiful... and the silk is so strong!!!! Wish I could tell ya where to get 'em though.... only think I can think of is go down to Florida and catch them yourself. Besides, isn't it more rewarding that way? You get to experience so much going out and catching your own. ;)
 

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i see them all the time here!would they spend there life in the corner of my animal room if i coax them to build a web??
 

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Botar was recently advertising some large nephila species. You may be able to obtain some from him and I believe he mentioned that due to their size they could be kept in a corner of the room. I was considering one for that very reason.
 

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nephila clavipes the golden silk spider:) they have been known to trap small birds in those huge webs. ive sen them down here aswell, they like very shadey areas to build that huge web, very cool spider.
 

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well i have a massive aquarium I wanted to keep one in. does anyone know where I can buy one?
 

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ok, so maybe Ill just get a dead one for my collection. so freaking big!
 

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They replace half of the web each night...so I guess you could say 2 days.

I wonder if you could get one of these or another orbweaver to stay in a windowsill and get any pesky flies that get in the house and then try to escape out the window.
 

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Wouldn't these be an awesome crime deterrent? Have a couple of them out in your living room, and if a thief broke in they'd probably either have a heart attack or hurt themselves in their panic to get out! {D {D
 

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Back in 1975 I was in a Orange Grove having ornge fights with my buddies. I nailed one guy with an orange and took off running only to run face first into one of those guys! Damn thing ran down my face to chest, back up to face, down across arm and jumped off. Freaking spooked the hell out of me!
 

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Wouldn't these be an awesome crime deterrent? Have a couple of them out in your living room, and if a thief broke in they'd probably either have a heart attack or hurt themselves in their panic to get out! {D {D

i kept one outside the house, and went inside and made a webbing, it would acctually make your mother go panic and then the next moment is that you will be the one webbing outside the house. you can only make a web back on your room if someone will let you in.
 

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they get bigger than that! :)

not too good at catching flies either, the web spaces are usually too big, unless the fly is impaired. great for grasshoppers and well...birds.
 
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